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Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 11th April 2021

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week At Sussex Wildlife Trust there’s lots going on this spring for all ages see https://sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/

 

CAFOD Parliament in your Parish Engaging our MPs to plan a better post-COVID world Thursday 15th April, 7.30pm to 8.30pm  The eyes are on the UK as we host both the G7 and COP26 summits this year. It is as important as ever that we hold our politicians accountable after the pandemic to rebuild in a way that addresses the world’s most pressing ecological and social issues. Arundel & Brighton’s Journey to 2030 https://journeyto2030.org/ and CAFOD  invite you to an evening of online discussion on how we can engage with our MP on these issues, using CAFOD’s Reclaim our Common Home campaign as a means to encourage our MPs to take action through a “Parliament in your Parish”. Please email: parish_rep@journeyto2030.org with your name, parish and MP constituency to register your place and receive the Zoom link.

 

CAFOD’s New Campaign https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Reclaim-our-common-home   Please have a look & sign the petition to the Prime Minister

 

 

Laudato Si’ Week 2021, to be held May 16-24, will be the crowning event of the Special Laudato Si’ Anniversary Year, and a celebration of the great progress the whole Church has made on its journey to ecological conversion. Find the complete program and register your interest here: LaudatoSiWeek.org

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 4th April 2021

CAFOD Lent Appeal – There’s still time to donate at CAFOD Lent https://cafod.org.uk/Give/Donate-to-CAFOD/Lent-Appeal

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week Works to create a wildflower corridor linking the sea and the downs  began on Monday.  The Councils’ Parks team will transform the central reservation of the A24 in Worthing into a bright and beautiful mix of low-growing bulbs, poppies and other wildflowers.

 

CAFOD Parliament in your Parish Engaging our MPs to plan a better post-COVID world Thursday 15th April, 7.30pm to 8.30pm  The eyes are on the UK as we host both the G7 and COP26 summits this year. It is as important as ever that we hold our politicians accountable after the pandemic to rebuild in a way that addresses the world’s most pressing ecological and social issues. Arundel & Brighton’s Journey to 2030 https://journeyto2030.org/ and  CAFOD  invite you to an evening of online discussion on how we can engage with our MP on these issues, using CAFOD’s Reclaim our Common Home campaign as a means to encourage our MPs to take action through a “Parliament in your Parish”. Please email: parish_rep@journeyto2030.org with your name, parish and MP constituency to register your place and receive the Zoom link.

Additionally, come along to a CAFOD training session on 10th April 11.00am -12.30pm and learn step-by-step, how to organise a meeting with your MP, to share your concerns on the #ClimateCrisis and global justice. You can find out more  cafod.org.uinvite

 

CAFOD’s New Campaign https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Reclaim-our-common-home   Please have a look & sign the petition to the Prime Minister

 

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 28th March 2021

CAFOD Lent Appeal – There’s still time to donate at CAFOD Lent https://cafod.org.uk/Give/Donate-to-CAFOD/Lent-Appeal

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week Get to know your neighbours; they are more likely to keep your home safe than energy-guzzling security lamps. 

CAFOD  We are delighted to be joining the  movement for fair and equitable access to #COVID19 vaccines.  Access to the vaccine must be made available to all, not just those in rich countries https://peoplesvaccine.org/take-action/

 

Parliament in your Parish  Engaging our MPs to plan a better post-COVID world  Thursday 15th April, 7.30pm to 8.30pm
The eyes are on the UK as we host both the G7 and COP26 summits this year. It is as important as ever that we hold our politicians accountable after the pandemic to rebuild in a way that addresses the world’s most pressing ecological and social issues. Arundel & Brighton’s Journey to 2030 and CAFOD invite you to an evening of online discussion on how we can engage with our MP on these issues, using CAFOD’s Reclaim our Common Home campaign as a means to encourage our MPs to take action through a “Parliament in your Parish”. You will learn about how to engage with the campaign, including how to set up meetings with your MP, as well as have the chance to connect with others in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton and your own constituency to maximise our message. Please E: parish_rep@journeyto2030.org with your name, parish and MP constituency to register your place and receive the Zoom link.Additionally, come along to a CAFOD training session on 10th April
11.00am -12.30pm and learn step-by-step, how to organise a meeting with your MP, to share your concerns on the #ClimateCrisis and global justice. 
You can find out more here.

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 21st March 2021  

CAFOD Lent Appeal – There’s still time to donate at CAFOD Lent https://cafod.org.uk/Give/Donate-to-CAFOD/Lent-Appeal

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week Plant these seeds to help protect the Bees https://www.facebook.com/thegardeningsoul/photos/a.1804394276450614/2876884925868205/

 

CAFOD  We are delighted to be joining the  movement for fair and equitable access to #COVID19 vaccines.  Access to the vaccine must be made available to all, not just those in rich countries https://peoplesvaccine.org/take-action/

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 14th March 2021

Recruiting now: CAFOD’s Gap year for 18-30 year olds to gain experience, develop leadership skills and spend a year in the service of others. We’re accepting applications for Sept 2021. Read more here https://cafod.org.uk/Education/For-young-people/CAFOD-Gap-year

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week from Friends of the Earth.  Make your own compost. Shop-bought costs about £2.50 for 20 litres. A heap in your back garden is absolutely free.

 

CAFOD  We are delighted to be joining the  movement for fair and equitable access to #COVID19 vaccines.  Access to the vaccine must be made available to all, not just those in rich countries https://peoplesvaccine.org/take-action/

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 7th March 2021

How Live Simply helps Catholic communities to protect our Common Home while living more fully Tuesday, 9 March 11am-12pm We have reached 85 livesimply awarded communities Including St Mary of the Angel’s.  With Maria Elena Arana, livesimply Award Coordinator at CAFOD, Fr Rob Esdaile, parish priest at livesimply parish Our Lady of Lourdes Thames Ditton and Ellen Teague, livesimply Award assessor, all welcome https://www.bigmarker.com/cafod/Live-Simply to join us.

 

From Worthing 4 Refugees our previous Parish Project have now partnered with West Sussex CC to support a third family. One of the biggest challenges of resettlement, particularly in the south, is sourcing affordable and long-term accommodation.  Worthing 4 Refugees have been in discussion with Hope into Action, https://www.hopeintoaction.org.uk/  a Christian charity who, using investors, purchase property to house the homeless.  They are exploring this model as a means of providing affordable housing in this area. They ask – Can you Help? “Our existing volunteers would continue to provide all aspects of care to the refugee families but we urgently need:–  A small team of people to help with the process of finding and purchasing properties;  A small team of people to oversee the ongoing management of properties;  We also need individuals willing to consider investing money in this project.   If you are interested in helping in any of these ways or would like to find out more contact gay.jacklin@maybridge.org.uk and I’ll get in touch with you to discuss further. Thank you for your support & prayers.

 

 

CAFOD – Let’s call for a recovery that helps everyone   Pope Francis has warned that the rush to return to normal after the pandemic  risks leaving many of the world’s problems unsolved.  This year we want the recovery from the pandemic to include everyone, especially the world’s poorest communities, and to tackle global poverty, injustice and the climate crisis.   The eyes of the world are on us, because the British government will host the G7 summit in June  https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Reclaim-our-common-home/What-is-the-G7-Summit-2021  and the UN COP26 climate talks in November  https://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Climate/What-is-COP26  World leaders will make critical decisions and, as host, the UK has significant influence. We must tell our MPs and our Prime Minister that we care deeply about the outcome of these talks. History proves that ordinary people can bring about political change.

 

Recruiting now: CAFOD’s Gap year for 18-30 year olds to gain experience, develop leadership skills and spend a year in the service of others. We’re accepting applications for Sept 2021. Read more here

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 28th Feb 2021

From Worthing 4 Refugees  Our previous Parish Project Worthing 4 Refugees have now partnered with West Sussex County Council to support a third family. One of the biggest challenges of resettlement, particularly in the south, is sourcing affordable and long-term accommodation.  Worthing 4 Refugees have been in discussion with Hope into Action, https://www.hopeintoaction.org.uk/  a Christian charity who, using investors, purchase property to house the homeless.  They are exploring this model as a means of providing affordable housing in this area. They ask – Can you Help? “Our existing volunteers would continue to provide all aspects of care to the refugee families but we urgently need:–

*      A small team of people to help with the process of finding and purchasing properties,

*      A small team of people to oversee the ongoing management of properties.

*      We also need individuals willing to consider investing money in this project.

If you are interested in helping in any of these ways or would like to find out more contact gay.jacklin@maybridge.org.uk and I’ll get in touch with you to discuss further. Thank you for your support & prayers.”

 

 

CAFOD Fast Day Abdella lives in an extremely remote and mountainous part of Ethiopia.  It takes him ten hours a day to collect water. He says his life is being wasted as he has no time for anything else. You can give to reach vulnerable communities around the world with water and to provide other vital support.  Please pray for all those affected.  There will be a basket at the car park end of the church after Masses this Sun. 28th Feb or you can donate online anytime at cafod.org.uk/give  You can also easily give via text. Text LENT to 70460 to donate £10.

 

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 22th Feb to 7th.  We are a Fairtrade Church, please support Fairtrade, there’s 4,500 products to choose from.  The Fairtrade Foundation will be hosting an online festival bringing together schools, universities, businesses, supporters, campaigners and farmers from across the world to choose the world they want. You can sign up here  https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/get-involved/current-campaigns/fairtrade-fortnight/

 

 

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week Get rid of the big items. There’s tons of little clutter in our lives, but if you start with the big items, you’ll simplify your life quickly and in a big way.

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 21st Feb 2021

CAFOD Fast Day Abdella lives in an extremely remote and mountainous part of Ethiopia.  It takes him ten hours a day to collect water. He says his life is being wasted as he has no time for anything else. You can give to reach vulnerable communities around the world with water and to provide other vital support.  Please pray for all those affected.  There will be a basket at the car park end of the church after Masses next Sunday or you can donate online at cafod.org.uk/give  You can also easily give via text. Text LENT to 70460 to donate £10.

 

Homeless People During Cold Weather If anybody is worried about someone on the streets during this cold weather please phone Streetlink 0300 500 0914 and the Outreach team will then be notified about them Also if anyone has excess individually wrapped biscuits/cakes or tins of sweets that the Outreach Team can use, please drop them in at the Parish Centre most weekdays from 12.30 until 3pm

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 22th Feb to 7th.  We are a Fairtrade Church, please support Fairtrade, there’s 4,500 products to choose from.  The Fairtrade Foundation will be hosting an online festival bringing together schools, universities, businesses, supporters, campaigners and farmers from across the world to choose the world they want. You can sign up here  https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/get-involved/current-campaigns/fairtrade-fortnight/

 

 

 

CAFOD Walk for Water – Are you ready to change your life and transform someone else’s this Lent? Walk for Water is the only Lent challenge you need: 10,000 steps a day – done your way. Every day. For 40 days. Go the distance this Lent and help to end water poverty. Sign up now, raise money and do something different to fight poverty. https://walk.cafod.org.uk/

OR

Join the Big Walk for Water for those who prefer to do one day Today Saturday 20 February, join with communities across England and Wales to walk 5 miles, 10,000 steps or whatever distance you can manage. https://cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Walk-for-Water

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 14th Feb 2021

Homeless People During Cold Weather If anybody is worried about someone on the streets during this cold weather please phone Streetlink 0300 500 0914 and the Outreach team will then be notified about them Also if anyone has excess individually wrapped biscuits/cakes or tins of sweets that the Outreach Team can use, please drop them in at the Parish Centre most weekdays from 12.30 until 3pm

 

 

Fairtrade Fortnight 22th Feb to 7th.  We are a Fairtrade Church, please support Fairtrade, there’s 4,500 products to choose from.  The Fairtrade Foundation will be hosting an online festival bringing together schools, universities, businesses, supporters, campaigners and farmers from across the world to choose the world they want.  https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/get-involved/current-campaigns/fairtrade-fortnight/

 

 

Live Simply Tip of the Week from Friends of the Earth – Become a skipoholic.  Rather than spend, spend, spend at the DIY store, use what’s in skips in your neighbourhood. Ask the owner of the contents before taking from any skips

 

 

CAFOD Walk for Water – Are you ready to change your life and transform someone else’s this Lent? Walk for Water is the only Lent challenge you need: 10,000 steps a day – done your way. Every day. For 40 days. Go the distance this Lent and help to end water poverty. Sign up now, raise money and do something different to fight poverty. https://walk.cafod.org.uk/

OR

Join the Big Walk for Water for those who prefer to do one day Next Saturday 20 February, join with communities across England and Wales to walk 5 miles, 10,000 steps or whatever distance you can manage. https://cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Walk-for-Water

 

 

 

Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 7th Feb 2021

Homeless People During Cold Weather  If anybody is worried about someone on the streets during this cold weather please phone Streetlink 0300 500 0914 and the Outreach team will then be notified about them.  Also if anyone has excess individually wrapped biscuits/cakes or tins of sweets that the Outreach Team can use, please drop them in at the Parish Centre most weekdays from 12.30 until 3pm

 

Live Simply Tip of the Week Reuse single-side printed paper for grocery shopping and errands list, use your lettuce cleaning water to water plants, open your oven after baking in the winter (cool your oven, warm your house) & many more, see  http://www.zerowastehome.com/about/tips/

 

CAFOD Walk for Water – Are you ready to change your life and transform someone else’s this Lent? Walk for Water is the only Lent challenge you need: 10,000 steps a day – done your way. Every day. For 40 days. Go the distance this Lent and help to end water poverty. Sign up now, raise money and do something different to fight poverty. https://walk.cafod.org.uk/

OR

Join the Big Walk for Water for those who prefer to do one day On Saturday 20 February, join with communities across England and Wales to walk 5 miles, 10,000 steps or whatever distance you can manage. https://cafod.org.uk/Fundraise/Walk-for-Water